I can't work out how to edit my applications menu. (XFCE 4.8 in Xubuntu 11.10.)
What I actually want to do: I've installed chromium-browser and I want to change the launch command from "chromium-browser" to "chromium-browser --proxy-server=http://localhost:8008" .
I have looked through the instructions at http://wiki.xfce.org/howto/customize-menu and a lot of them don't seem to work (directories that don't exist for me) or do what I want to do.
I have tried using LXMenuEditor, as that page suggests - and it has *some* menu entries I wanted to remove show up (e.g. I removed gnumeric and it left the menu entry behind, but I could delete it with LXMenuEditor), but the menu entry for chromium-browser just doesn't appear in it.
I have no problem with editing config files, but I need to know where they are ...
When an app is installed in Ubuntu and the installer adds a menu entry ... where does this menu entry live, as far as Xfce is concerned?
(And do I have to edit it for the whole system, or will editing only for me do the job?)
Last edited by David Gerard (2011-10-31 14:04:01)
What I actually want to do: I've installed chromium-browser and I want to change the launch command from "chromium-browser" to "chromium-browser --proxy-server=http://localhost:8008"
Every application installs a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications that specifies application settings (name, comment, exec command, icon, menu, etc). Edit the chromium desktop file located at /usr/share/applications/chromium-browser.desktop and change the Exec= line to read:
Exec=/usr/bin/chromium-browser --proxy-server=http://localhost:8008 %U
Excellent, thank you!
Just thought I'd point out that there's a GUI app called LXMenuEditor that works with XFCE's menu. (I've just used it to edit my Linux Mint 14 XFCE menu, at least.) Its homepage is here.
While somewhat annoyed at how Ander111 grave dug this post, to then totally ignore the original post where the OP said he had tried that app already, I also have to say it appears that alacarte can also do this, while having some gnome dependencies though.